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Importing Eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ghulst, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Have any of you imported eggs from Europe? Was it hard and costly.

  2. rearrolled

    rearrolled Songster

    Jan 12, 2011
    my waifs friend did and it wasn't cheep [​IMG]
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:No I have never imported eggs.

    However I have three friends that did, a SSHB breeder in OR, a Welsummer Bantam breeder in TX and a Faverolle breeder in OH, it cost ALOT of money, alot of red tape and it is not hard to import eggs but the airport security are fickle about that and would have to xray the eggs OR have you unwrap the eggs, and they would have to manually inspect them. You would need paperwork of the flock, vet papers and US government papers, quarantine, etc.

    Estimated after it is done and overwith, it cost roughly $1500 per doz of eggs. Your hatch rate, will be somewhere at five chicks at the most if you are lucky.

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